February’s Birthstones and Blooms

Last weekend we executed the latest installment of the Birthstones and Blooms collaboration that I’m working on with Carly of Two Spoons Photographyand Brandon and Marita of Slingin’ Pretty!

February’s birthstone is the amethyst and the month’s flower is the Iris- both of which are traditionally associated with femininity. Of course, we wanted to kind of smash that apart, and dress a really handsome dude in some strong, classic pieces and give him a really ultra-huge boutonniere. Classically feminine in it’s color palette, but taken to a WHOLE other level by our model, Mark. Marita of Slingin’ Pretty has been making really gorgeous jewelry, so she let us include an amazing Amethyst pendant in this month’s flowers from her new venture, Clear & Bound.

MAN FLOWERS (it’s a new revolution I’ve decided to start) are my new favorite thing. I just need to convince some clients to be into it, too!

So please, without further ado, enjoy MAN FLOWERS!

Photography Two Spoons Photography
Floral Design Amanda Burnette
Amethyst Pendant Clear & Bound
Hair & Makeup Slingin’ Pretty

February's Birthstones and Blooms

Last weekend we executed the latest installment of the Birthstones and Blooms collaboration that I'm working on with Carly of Two Spoons Photography and Brandon and Marita of Slingin' Pretty! February's birthstone is the amethyst and the month's flower is the Iris- both of which are traditionally associated with femininity. Of course, we wanted to kind of smash that apart, and dress a really handsome dude in some strong, classic pieces and give him a really ultra-huge boutonniere. Classically feminine in it's color palette, but taken to a WHOLE other level by our model, Mark. Marita of Slingin' Pretty has been making really gorgeous jewelry, so she let us include an amazing Amethyst pendant in this month's flowers from her new venture, Clear & Bound.

MAN FLOWERS (it's a new revolution I've decided to start) are my new favorite thing. I just need to convince some clients to be into it, too!

So please, without further ado, enjoy MAN FLOWERS!

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Photography: Two Spoons Photography

Hair and Makeup: Slingin' Pretty

Flower Design: Amanda Burnette

Amethyst Pendant: Clear & Bound

Birthstones and Blooms

I am a lucky woman for many reasons, and one of the things I'm most thankful for recently is the amazing group of #bossbabes that I am fortunate enough to know. I know a ton of fierce, business-owning, hustling women (and a few fellas!) that are kicking ass and and making really, really beautiful things. Carly of Two Spoons Photography and I expressed our desire to play with photo shoots, concepts, and design more in the new year. Styled shoots are an amazing way to flex creative muscle, but require lots of planning and energy. Though there is definitely a time and place for styled shoots, (which I love to do!) we both had the desire to create smaller shoots and really be able to play with interesting details. I love things that border on pretty/weird, so Carly and I decided to run with that.

Birthstones and Blooms was born to give us an opportunity to really play with these things. Using birthstones and birth month flowers as our inspiration, we are creating 12 small shoots in 2015 to showcase things that are interesting and unexpected. We've teamed up with Marita and Brandon of Slingin' Pretty for amazing hair and makeup for the concepts we're dreaming up.

Below are a few little sneak peeks of our shoot yesterday. I'm so excited to share more soon!

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